Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 13 – 20 August 2012

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Hello Lovely F-Word Readers,

Here’s this week’s round-up of interesting news articles and happenings from around the blogosphere that we’ve not had time to write about in detail. As always, if there’s anything we’ve missed feel free to share with us in the comments section below.

Your Nasty, Nerdy Sexism Isn’t Cute (GIZMODO)

16-Year-Old Girl Dies of Cancer After Being Refused Treatment for 3 Weeks Due to Pregnancy (you are my sweetest downfall)

In Which George Galloway Is A Total Ignoramus(the sazzajay)

Have you heard the one about rape? It’s funny now (The Guardian)

Helen Gurley Brown: how to have it all (The Guardian)

How can women gain influence in Hollywood? (Room for Debate)

I wish my mother had aborted me (The Guardian)

Daily Mail’s ‘attack’ on actress diagnosed with mental illness (Rethink Mental Illness)

Charity helping vulnerable women closes (Mental Healthy)

Women Now Have A Voice in Chile’s Press (Inter Press Service)

Is Misogyny the New ‘I Love You’? (The Root)

11 Ways Men Can Be Better Feminist Allies (AlterNet)

Introducing: Flyover Feminism (shakesville)

Disabled woman took on welfare system – and won (The Independent)

Victorian Values (Jules Birch)

Where were the women in the Olympic closing ceremony? (sian and crooked rib)

Self Pity Is Still Not Lethal! On Tony Nicholson (Disabled People Fight Back)

As always, this is simply a list of articles we have noted as a collective. Inclusion here does not mean we, as a collective, or as individual authors, necessarily agree or disagree with the content, but rather that these pieces offer the potential for further debate and discussion.

Hope you all have an excellent week!

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